Culture Whisper: Pah-La at theRoyal Court ****

10 April 2019

The production is a scorching dissection of Tibetan and Chinese conflict and examines the vicious consequences of non-violent protest.

Photo by Helen Murray

The Independent: ‘Famous female writers and directors can't get work at the National Theatre – so what hope do any women have?’

7 April 2019

Last week the National Theatre announced its new season. Out of six plays there are four new commissions and two revivals. A man has written every one of them. A woman – Amy Hodge – will direct only one, and it’s the kids’ show.

Culture Whisper: The Crucible at the Yard ****

3 April 2019

Arthur Miller’s 1953 allegory of the Salem Witch Trials is eerily reframed for our modern era of scapegoating and fake news.

Photo by Helen Murray

Culture Whisper: Female writers and directors the National Theatre needs to champion

2 April 2019

As the National Theatre causes controversy with a season of all male playwrights, we’d like to spotlight some of the talented women writing and directing.

Winsome Pinnock. Photo by Andy Parsons

Disability Arts Online: Feature on Going Through at the Bush Theatre

27 March 2019

Actor Nadia Nadarajah, director Omar Elerian and translator Kirsten Hazel Smith talk about their creative process and how they blended English, British Sign Language, Creative Captioning and Visual Vernacular into the show.

Charmaine Wombwell and Nadia Nadarajah. Photo by Ali Wright

Disability Arts Online: Ross Willis on his Theatre 503 debut play Wolfie

24 March 2019

I had never seen a play which explores how life in and after the care system truly feels.

Erin Doherty and Sophie Melville. Photo by Helen Murray

Culture Whisper: The Bay at Nice at Menier Chocolate Factory ***

20 March 2019

David Hare’s chamber piece elegantly illustrates mother-daughter feuds, the bitter aftertaste of self-sacrifice, and the appreciation of art.

London Calling: 5 Spritely Springtime Activities in London

14 March 2019

With the sun starting to peek out of the clouds, and Seasonal Affective Disorder beginning to dissipate, here are some spritely activities to put a spring in your step.

Exotica Exhibition © Kew Gardens

Culture Whisper: Inside Bitch at Royal Court ***

6 March 2019

It’s a celebratory piece, bouncing from laugh-out-loud gags to tender, honest insights into what prison life has been like for these charismatic women.

Disability Arts Online: Invisible Cabaret ‘Being Anti-Shame is Pretty Thrilling’

4 March 2019

Invisible Cabaret are a burlesque and cabaret troupe that perform vaudeville-style variety shows devoted to raising mental health awareness. Through the mediums of burlesque, comedy, dance and original song they aim to break down stigma.

Culture Whisper: Shipwreck at Almeida Theatre Review ***

20 February 2019

Playwright Anne Washburn and director Rupert Goold tackle the monolith of Donald Trump’s presidency and the dark side of liberalism head-on in this three-hour theatrical fantasia.

Culture Whisper: Agnes Colander at Jermyn Street Theatre Review **

18 February 2019

Part of Jermyn Street Theatre’s mission is to champion plays that have been ‘lost, forgotten or neglected’. Unfortunately there is a reason why Agnes Colander has never been produced until now: it’s not very good.

Culture Whisper: The American Clock at Old Vic Theatre Review ***

14 February 2019

The frailties of capitalism play out as director Rachel Chavkin revives Arthur Miller’s Great Depression drama The American Clock at The Old Vic

London Calling: Five Alternative Activities for Valentine’s Day

12 February 2019

Does Valentine’s Day have to mean hastily bought cards, cheap chocolates and a random bottle of bubbly? No! Get quirky and make this heartfelt holiday one to remember!

Culture Whisper: Leave to Remain at Lyric Hammersmith Review ***

29 January 2019

Leave To Remain is a new British musical about gay marriage in the UK. It’s a topic ripe for exploring. Sadly it does not follow through on its potential impact, insight and sentiment.

 The Stage Interview with Gillian Greer

January 22 2019

Vault Festival’s head of theatre Gillian Greer: ‘It’s intimidating, there are a lot of artists to support’

Disability Arts Online:
Mental Health Burlesque and Life-Saving Blood Hounds at VAULT Festival

17 January 2019

Natasha Sutton Williams spoke to four disability-led theatre companies who are leading the way to making disability arts more visible at London’s trendiest underground festival.

Culture Whisper: Uncle Vanya at Hampstead Theatre Review ***

19 December 2018

Terry Johnson makes Chekhov’s classic feel accessible in a lucid but overly-long production at the Hampstead Theatre

London Calling: Interview with Set Designer Cécile Trémolières on Hole at Royal Court

8 December 2018

Trémolières has designed a wildly elaborate set for Hole at the Royal Court, the debut play written by Games of Thrones actress Ellie Kendrick, directed by award-winning feminist theatre company RashDash.

Culture Whisper: Hole at Royal Court Review ***

5 December 2018

Hole bullishly tackles the patriarchy and how it affects women’s lives, merging this universal female oppression with ideas on the universe itself.

Disability Arts Online: Vessel at Battersea Arts Centre Review

17 November 2018

Writer, director and BSL interpreter Sue MacLaine (creator of the award-winning Can I Start Again Please?) returns to the stage with a new show that connects the personal with the political.